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ㄒㄧㄠ ˋ

xiào

laugh

笑 is a 10 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as xiào in the fourth tone.

In traditional Chinese the character may be used.

It is made up of the components (bamboo) and (die young).

  • ㄒㄧㄠ ˋ

    xiào

    laugh

    • ㄓㄨ ˊ

      zhú

      bamboo

    • ㄧㄠ

      yāo

      die young

2 stories have been written about this character — see all
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She says eating bamboo ⺮ will keep her from [falling] ill and dying young 夭. I laugh, but then [she ou]tlives everyone.
by vms5q

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Yao contains the character 大, big, and looks like a big person. If you put a bamboo hat on a big person you will laugh
by Funny翻译人

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Pronunciation

We found 1 pronunciation for 笑

Definitions for 笑 pronounced as xiào

  • old variant of 笑[xiao4]
  • laugh
  • smile
  • CL:個|个[ge4]

Vocabulary

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Collections

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First 200

by Joeyjoefro 200 characters

VCE Chinese SL

by WillBaum 505 characters

HSK 2 (Traditional)

by Melidara 171 characters

My Words

by Nanshen 621 characters

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